Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder


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I’m a firm believer that you can never have too many soup recipes! Crazy enough though I didn’t use to care all that much for soup, it just didn’t seem to have enough sustenance or something. Then I realized I just needed to either make my soups heartier or serve it with a side that is a little more filling if the soup is really light. Now, soup is definitely one of my favorite things to make for dinner so I’m always looking out for new soup recipes.

Today we are serving up this Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder that is definitely a win all around. I loved it, my husband loved it and my picky eating kids loved it. How could we not? This soup is loaded with chicken, potatoes, bell peppers, corn and bacon, and let’s not forget about that generous amount of half and half that makes this soup rich and irresistibly creamy! This one is definitely going to be added to my soup rotation! I can’t wait to cozy up with a bowl of it during the cold seasons that lay just ahead.



Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder | Cooking Classy

Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder | Cooking Classy


Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder

4.94 from 15 votes

Creamy and comforting corn chowder made with chicken and bacon.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn chowder, creamy chicken chowder
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 7 people
Calories: 497 kcal
Author: Jaclyn


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast , cooked and shredded (3 cups)
  • 8 slices bacon , cooked and crumbled*
  • 1/4 cup butter , diced into 1 Tbsp pieces
  • 1 large red bell pepper , diced (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 medium yellow onion , diced (1 1/4 cups)
  • 1 - 2 jalapenos , seeded for less heat if desired, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 medium russet potatoes , peeled and diced slightly less than 1/2-inch thick (3 cups)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • Green onions and seeded , finely chopped jalapenos (optional), for serving


  1. In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add red bell pepper, onions, jalapenos and saute until tender, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds longer. Stir in flour, and cook 2 minutes stirring constantly. While stirring, slowly add in chicken broth and whisk until well blended.
  2. Add potatoes, bay leaves and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring mixture to a boil stirring frequently, then reduce heat to medium-low and cook, uncovered, 10 minutes or just until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add in cooked chicken, corn and half and half and simmer, uncovered 10 - 15 minutes longer, stirring occasionally. Serve warm topped bacon, green onions, and optional jalapeno peppers.
  4. Recipe Source: adapted with some changes from BHG
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder
Amount Per Serving
Calories 497 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 388mg 16%
Potassium 1103mg 32%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 21.8%
Vitamin C 39.9%
Calcium 8.8%
Iron 12.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Cate @ Chez CateyLou: I LOVE soup, and this one looks so incredible. It has some of my favorite things in it. What a perfect dinner! August 16, 2014 at 10:01am Reply

  • Baby June: That looks amazing! So creamy and comforting, mmm :) August 15, 2014 at 4:12pm Reply

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet: I am ready for fall and this soup sounds fantastic! Pinned! August 15, 2014 at 2:04pm Reply

  • Shelly: I love soup too! I make a corn chowder, never thought of adding chicken. :) Must do! August 15, 2014 at 12:50pm Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: I love the bright pops of color in this soup! So eye-catching and the soup base looks so hearty and creamy! August 15, 2014 at 11:34am Reply

  • Matt Robinson: A big bowl of this during a rainy day sounds like the perfect day, can’t wait to make it then! August 15, 2014 at 11:15am Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): I just picked up fresh corn at the farmer’s market so I have to try this chowder! August 15, 2014 at 11:06am Reply

  • Angela: This looks fantastic! I agree with you, ya can’t have enough soup recipes! It’s such a comforting meal! Pinned! August 15, 2014 at 10:17am Reply

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